Should texting while walking be outlawed in SC?

Girl falls into fountain while texting / YouTube

COLUMBIA (WACH) -- Two states are currently working to make it illegal to text while walking.

Lawmakers in Arkansas and New York have proposed a ban on the use of cell phones and mp3 players by pedestrians on a sidewalk or near a street. The bill has already been dropped in Arkansas.

Millions of people have seen the video that went viral on YouTube showing a girl texting while walking through a mall who eventually falls into a fountain. You can watch the clip below.

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A ban could save you that embarrassment, but does it go too far? Would you support something like this in South Carolina?

Vote in our poll below and tell us what you think. Then leave a comment to weigh in.

YouTube South Carolina lawmakers proposed several different versions of a ban on texting while driving last year, but none of them were advanced into law.